Definition of swish noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//swɪʃ//
; NAmE NAmE//swɪʃ//
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[singular] the movement or soft sound made by something moving quickly, especially through the air She turned away with a swish of her skirt. More Like This Onomatopoeic words beep, bleep, boohoo, brrr, buzz, click, clip-clop, ding-dong, hiss, mwah, peep, ping, plop, pop, rat-tat, splat, splosh, squeak, squeal, squelch, swish, tee-hee, thud, thwack, tick-tock, toot, vroom, wham, whoosh, zoomSee worksheet. Word Originmid 18th cent.: imitative.
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